Brewed by Stroud
Style: Porter
Stroud, England


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RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.11/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.03   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
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Cask; Occasional. Also available bottled.

A rich easy drinking porter, a brew of great character.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ration (1971) - Tampere, FINLAND - JUN 29, 2014
290614. Bottle at home (ABM). Pours clear dark ruby with a frothy head. Aroma brown sugar, caramel. Sweet toffee like taste. OK.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Idiosynkrasie (4119) - Bielefeld, GERMANY - MAR 2, 2014
500ml bottle. Clear ruby red, brown-ish colour with small, frothy, diminishing, minimally lacing, beige head. Fruity aroma, notes of red fruit, cherry, plum. Taste is dry, fruity, notes of plum; flat carbonation, slightly insipid. Nice fruity notes, but somewhat one-dimensional and flat.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
berkshirejohn (4679) - Bracknell, Berkshire, ENGLAND - OCT 30, 2013
50cl bottle from Budgens, Belsize Park. A murky looking mid-brown pour with a billowing beige head, and an attracive golden glow when held to the light; a pleasant malty taste with a hint of chocolate malt; and a gentle, prickly, bitterness to finish. Very much let down by the appearance.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
finol (2263) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 6, 2013
Bottle at Lilla Bjers, Gotland. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Sweet aroma of dark baking syrup. Rather light sweet chocolate and some rosted malt.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - JUL 24, 2013
Bottle. Dark brown with a cream foam. Aromas are roast coffee and coal with blackberries and hints of soap. Earthy with light dark treacle and bready, peppery yeast. Flavours are coffee and burnt toast with sweet berries and slick oiliness. Dark chocolate with underlying sweet toffee. Quite a degree of carbonation. Pretty good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joergen (21533) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 20, 2013
Bottle at Malmö Öl & Whisky Festival. Clear red-brown coloured with a medium sized beige head. Sweet and fruity aroma of caramel and hay with roasted notes. Sweet and fruity flavour of caramel with roasted notes and notes of hops. Hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Leighton (11900) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2013
Bottle at a ChrisO tasting - London. Pours clear, light brown with a fine, white film head. Dark bread in the nose with very faint cocoa notes. Light sweet flavor with more dark bread, some light earth, dark sugars. Light of body and fine of carbonation. Mild sweetness to finish with mellow chocolate, some toast. A bit bland but not offensive.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Furseth (1987) - Kungälv, SWEDEN - APR 7, 2013
Bottle: Black colour, flat head. Aroma has a dominans of fruitynes,caramelly, brown sugar, sweet maltynes and coffee. Flavor had lots of fruits, some caramellynes and coffee. Thin body, medium coffee finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
Beesbeer (452) - WALES - MAR 24, 2013
A nice porter by aroma, caramel, malt and liquorice, but something weird in the background .... sort of coal tar soap .....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
gnoff (7983) - Mölndal, SWEDEN - OCT 28, 2012
50 cl bottle at City Pub, Göteborg, sampled on October 26, 2012.
Clear dark reddish brown color, huge creamy lasting tan head. Sweet, berry, chocolate, mint, spicy scent. Mineral, malty, cocoa taste. Dry grainy aftertaste, a bit acidic. Medium mouthfeel, medium low bitterness.

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